• Britta posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 4 months ago

    I noticed recently that my dog Satchmo’s urine seems off colored. It’s been a darker orange color for the last several days. Is this something we need to get checked out or cause for concern? Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Britta,
      It is first important to discuss how Satchmo is doing overall. Normal appetite and water intake? Any vomiting, diarrhea, or weight loss? Any increase in frequency of urination or accidents in the house? If you feel that there are any other changes occurring with Satchmo, then I would recommend a consultation with your primary…[Read more]

  • donna posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 4 months ago

    I have a 16 yr old kitty .I notice when we move her eyes wouldnt dilate.First we stay with my son for a month and the first few days she seem a liitle nervous..but then was fine,,When uor house was ready and move in, again alittle nervous but is fine..its been 3 months she plays, eats , and sleeps fine.but her eyes never go to those thin…[Read more]

  • Cody posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 5 months ago

    My dog Benny has gotten razor burn (?) the past couple of times he has had a hair cut. I feel terrible because he’s definitely uncomfortable but since he has hair all over him, it has been hard to figure out something that will help. Last time I went to the store and purchased some baby powder and that seemed to help some. I’m thinking that I…[Read more]

    • Cody, use the “Services” tab to find a groomer in your zip code. I suggest calling and asking their advice. Please share what you learn so we can all benefit.

      • Thanks, Toni! I’ll do that and let you know how it goes.

        • Yes, please do let us know. I imagine you have to use a product that isn’t toxic if Benny licks it. You really need to find a better groomer, too.

    • Geeez, poor Benny! Yeah I second Toni. Better groomer sounds like a plan! Did the baby powder work?

      • I do think the baby powder helped… I agree with you and Toni on finding a different groomer, though… hopefully prevent that from happening again.

    • Just an update guys: we went to another groomer and he’s doing a lot better than last time he got his hair cut!

  • Melissa posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 5 years, 5 months ago

    The first time I met Shey, she had just turned two weeks old. My friend’s dog had the litter, so as soon as they were old enough, she invited over to see the puppies. She said I could hold one and spotted Shey. She was the smallest of the bunch and so cute. So we sat down and talked for a while, my friend holding a crying pup and me holding Shey…[Read more]

    • Sounds like you two were best friends! This made me think of my dog Dunstin. He was a chocolate lab and I grew up with him – one of my earliest memories was when he was a puppy… It was almost the exact same thing as you & Shey. I’ll try to find some old pictures and share them.

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 7 months ago

    Just saw the first Ask a Vet video with Shari from Aspenwood Animal Hospital and WOW! It\’s great and I am excited to see them each month. Is anti-freeze really as bad for pets as I have heard? What, if any, ice melting products are safe to use on walks?

    • Hi Toni,
      Anti-freeze is extremely dangerous to pets. It will cause severe kidney damage. After ingestion clinical signs progress quickly and, unfortunately, often lead to the death of the patient.
      Sidewalk de-icers generally are calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium acetate or chloride salts of potassium, magnesium, and sodium. Of this group,…[Read more]

  • inka posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 7 months ago

    Last year I took in 2 stray female cat.both pregnant. I kept both moms. A few weeks ago one must gave had a bad seizure. Can’t figure anything g else that caused her injury. Her tongue was completely chewed up. Now the other cat is having g seizures. Mild she cramps up get disoriented. Vet ruled out some stuff like feline leukimia. Any idea what…[Read more]

    • Thanks for the question Inka! Handed to the Doc yesterday!

      • My cat had 2 more seizure since I sent the question. Anything from the vet yet?

        • Hi Inka,
          I apologize for the delayed response. First, your cat’s condition is not one I can diagnosis online. Your cat should be seen by your primary veterinarian for further evaluation and work-up. Also, in your previous post you mentioned that both cats were having seizures. There is a very different list of concerns in a household where…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 8 months ago

    Can pets and other animals contract Ebola?

    • Hi Toni,
      This is the most recent information from the American Veterinary Medical Association website regarding Ebola and companion animals:

      At this time, the CDC states that there have been no reports of dogs or cats becoming sick with Ebola or of being able to spread the virus to people or animals. Even in areas of Africa where Ebola is…[Read more]

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Doc! Wondering if you have any suggestions for our folks on here during Halloween? Are there any safety concerns or words of wisdom you can share? Thanks!

    • Hi Sean,
      There are several safety concerns for our pets when it comes to Halloween. Most importantly do not allow your pet to ingest any candy/treats that are in the household. Ingestion of certain types of candy can cause significant toxicity issues leading to serious health concerns. Eating these treats can also inflammation of the stomach,…[Read more]

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 5 years, 10 months ago

    So sorry to lose a fun, funny pet lover. We will miss your acerbic wit, Joan Rivers. Too much humor is leaving us this year.

  • Toni posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 10 months ago

    Since it is Pet Memorial month, What are my options when my pet dies? How does my veterinarian help me with choices about cremation or burial? How do I get through the grief?

    • Hi Toni,
      The loss of a loved pet is never easy. Your veterinarian most likely works with a company that specializes in pet cremations as well as providing remembrance items. Some of these companies also offer memorial services and pet burial options. Your veterinarian can help guide you through these choices to what works best for your family.…[Read more]

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 5 years, 10 months ago

    Here is a tribute to a wondrous service dog.

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 5 years, 10 months ago

    I remember when Yoder passed away. That was so hard. Did you all find getting another Pet helped you? I often now think of what I will do when Satchmo passes.

  • Sean Hennessy posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Doc! I was wondering about bee stings. I came to the Vet last week for some bee stings my dog got, digging into a bees nest. He\’s a Chihuahua/rat terrier mix. I was wondering when you suggest it is necessary to bring a dog in after bee stings? Thanks!

    • Hi Sean,
      Bees and other insect stings can certainly pose health risks to our pets. First, it is never wrong to have your pet examined by your veterinarian after an insect sting. Bee stings can cause localized swelling, redness, and itching which results in discomfort for your pet. Pets can also have allergic reactions to stings that can result…[Read more]

  • George Soledad posted an update in the group Group logo of Pet MemorialsPet Memorials 5 years, 10 months ago

    Only the good die young

    R.I.P Reggin <3

  • George Soledad posted an update in the group Group logo of Ask A VetAsk A Vet 5 years, 10 months ago

    What haircut styles would you recommend for a Yorkie Terrier in the winter (MN winter*)

    • Hi George,
      Ultimately the type of haircut style you choose for your Yorkie Terrier in the winter is a matter of preference; however there are a few things to keep in mind. Yorkie Terriers do not have an undercoat so having longer hair does not keep them warmer. Sweaters and coats would be necessary regardless of haircut style to help them stay…[Read more]

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